# 2Havo can/could - be able to

Goals:
Can/ Could - be able to

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This lesson contains 21 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 1 video.

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Goals:
Can/ Could - be able to

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can, could + (be) able to
By the end of the lesson you will know when to use can
when to use could
and
when to use (be) able to

#### Slide 3 -Video

Ability/Possibility
Can you speak French?
Can you help me with my maths homework?
'I haven't got a pen.' - 'You can use mine.'

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negative of can is can't or cannot

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Most of the time there is no difference. 'Be able to' is more formal.

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We use can + infinitive

can see
can speak
can play
can come
With 'able to' use the correct form of 'be'

I am able to see
You are able to speak
He/she/it is able to play
They are able to come

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Can you phone me this afternoon? I would like to know how you are.
Are you able to phone me this afternoon? Or are you busy?

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could is sometimes the past of can
We can see the lake from our  hotel window. (You are on holiday now.)

We could see the lake from our hotel window. (About a holiday in the past)

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could is also for general ability
My grandmother could speak four languages.

She could ride a bike when she was three years old.

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For a specific situation in the past used was/were  + able to:

The fire spread through the country, but fortunately everybody was able to escape.
(Not: everybody could escape.)

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Peter was an excellent tennis player when he was younger. He could beat anyone.
James and Peter played tennis yesterday. Peter played well, but Mike was able to beat Peter.

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We use could + infinitive

could see
could speak
could play
could come
With 'able to' use the correct form of 'be'

I was able to see
You were able to speak
He/she/it was able to play
They were able to come

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The patient can / will be able to walk again in a few days.
A
can
B
will be able to

#### Slide 14 -Quiz

I ___ swim very well.
A
can
B
am able to
C
be able to

#### Slide 15 -Quiz

Wat gebruik je om aan te geven dat je wel of niet in staat bent iets te doen?
A
can
B
to be able to

#### Slide 16 -Quiz

It is little Sue's birthday tomorrow, she ......... sleep
A
Cannot
B
is not able to

#### Slide 17 -Quiz

When Donald Trump was only 4, he ............count to 20 in Japanese!
A
could
B
was able to

#### Slide 18 -Quiz

John ....................... participate tomorrow, he has broken his leg!
A
cannot
B
will not be able to

#### Slide 19 -Quiz

Without your help, I would never have..............
A
been able to do it
B
could do it
C
can do it

#### Slide 20 -Quiz

Exercises
Now do exercises 12 & 13 on page 70.